Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Image via The Sartorialist


Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor. ~Norman Mailer

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough. ~Germaine Greer

A gentleman is simply a patient wolf. ~Lana Turner

A man's heart may have a secret sanctuary where only one woman may enter, but it is full of little anterooms which are seldom vacant. ~Helen Rowland

6 comments:

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

THat Norman Mailer quote is brilliant, and is to my mind masculinity at its best.

rochambeau said...

All good ones Yoli!

Men are hard for me to understand, but I do love them. Each quote shares a different aspect of what it means to be a man. All foreign to me except:
Norman Mailer's quote also seems applicable to a woman!
Xox
Constance

A Cuban In London said...

No, Norman, yes, Germaine! :-).

It's been a long time since I read 'Tough Guys Don't Dance' but I doubt it would have the same effect on me it had when I was in uni. Thanks for all the quotes.

Greetings from London.

MotherMotherOcean said...

I like these.

susannassketchbook said...

Helen Rowland's quote has me grinning. :) I haven't been by The Satorialist in a while...must pop by and see what the stylin' are wearing these days. :)

dutchbaby said...

I'm not sure about the Lana Turner quote...

Love the photo. I subscribe to Sartorialist's blog - he's awesome!